Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

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Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

Postby Shonin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:51 am

Does anyone have any Canonical references supporting the view that Buddha made a distinction between inevitable pain and suffering which is avoidable?

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Re: Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

Postby Upasaka Sumana » Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:17 am

Do not think lightly of evil, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the fool, gathering it little by little, fills himself with evil.
Do not think lightly of good, saying, "It will not come to me." A drop at a time is the water pot filled. Likewise, the wise man, gathering it little by little, fills himself with good.

—Gotama Buddha, Dhammapada 121-122

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Re: Suffering vs Pain: Canonical references

Postby Shonin » Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:25 pm

Awesome. Just the ticket. Thank you.


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